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Mind Wandering

TODAY, IT SEEMS, mind-wandering is under attack from all sides. It’s a common complaint that our compulsive use of smartphones is destroying our ability to focus. But seen through the lens of Homo prospectus, ubiquitous computing poses a different kind of threat: Having a network-connected supercomputer in your pocket at all times gives you too much to

2018-11-16T08:24:42+00:00November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Mind Wandering

Why the Mind–Body Problem Can’t Have a Single, Objective Solution

Why the Mind–Body Problem Can't Have a Single, Objective Solution https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-the-mind-body-problem-cant-have-a-single-objective-solution/ — Read on blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-the-mind-body-problem-cant-have-a-single-objective-solution/

2018-10-07T06:46:57+00:00October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Why the Mind–Body Problem Can’t Have a Single, Objective Solution

ASMR videos for mental health

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) videos could help mental health issues. Videos include soft-whispering and relaxing scenes. — Read on thenextweb.com/syndication/2018/10/04/asmr-videos-be-therapy-for-mental-health/

2018-10-05T06:04:50+00:00October 5th, 2018|Comments Off on ASMR videos for mental health

We Survive Because Reality May Be Nothing Like We Think It Is

Cognitive scientist Donald H. Hoffman asserts that not only do we invent our own personal views of reality, it’s an evolutionary necessity. — Read on bigthink.com/robby-berman/we-survive-because-reality-may-be-nothing-like-we-think-it-is

2018-09-25T18:00:12+00:00September 25th, 2018|Comments Off on We Survive Because Reality May Be Nothing Like We Think It Is

Are humans the only conscious animal?

Scientists disagree on whether other creatures are conscious or can suffer. Whether consciousness serves an evolutionary purpose and when it might have evolved are also hotly debated.

2018-09-12T09:43:08+00:00September 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Are humans the only conscious animal?

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it's the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional ... The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility\ Rather than being just a

2018-09-08T07:29:01+00:00September 8th, 2018|Comments Off on